Live Your Teenage Dreams – Restore a Classic Motorcycle Part

Do you have a memory of a local motorcyclist and his motorcycle, and how you wished you could be the owner of that fine metal steed?


Numerous of us look back with fond memories of motorcycles of days gone by, and remember how cool they looked, and how we wished we could own 1 at the time. Now we’re older the bikes have moved on, but that doesn’t mean we must forget all about those old motorbikes. In reality the opposite is true, now those bikes we looked at with awe and envy all those years gone by are becoming classics, and as such are worth saving from the scrapheap.


Classic motorcycle restoration isn’t all about locking yourself away in a garage and becoming an expert on which grade of chrome was used to plate the headlamp retaining bolt. Motorcycle restoration is a enjoyable hobby for everyone, from the DIY mechanic to those who just want to ride a motorcycle they never could afford when they had been younger. You do not even will need to have a lot of spare money as some classic motorbikes can be picked up fairly cheaply in numerous states of repair. Some motorbikes can, with a little attention, be ridden almost instantly and yet still not hit your wallet too difficult.


An additional thing worth thinking about is the investment factor of classic motorcycle restoration. You can pick up a low cost bike, do some little repairs and cosmetic tidying, and already it’s began to boost in value. It doesn’t want to be a complete nuts and bolts restoration to increase the value, with some extra care even as you appreciate riding it over a couple of years, a classic bikes value can improve greatly, and could mean you can make a tidy profit if you determine to sell it later.


It could take some time to restore a classic motorcycle, but it doesn’t require to be carried out all at once. Some vintage motorcycles are ridden when possible, and worked on between rides. My own motorcycle is usually left in a usable state between work being carried out. All it indicates is you don’t have a perfect bike straight away. You don’t even need to be riding the bike to take your time over the resoration, a lot of classic motorcycles are left in bits for a long while as the owners can’t afford to purchase the parts they require all at once.


There are plenty of classic motorcycles out there still to choose from, and your own teenage favorites could well be just waiting for you to pick them up and give them a residence. Imagine living out that teenage fantasy of owning the motorcycle of your dreams, it doesn’t matter that it’s 20 years on you can still enjoy owning that dream motorbike. Only now instead of being referred to as a teenage hoodlum, you’d be a respected classic motorcycle owner.


The author Douglas Titchmarsh is the owner of various web sites such as , and co-author of the e-book “Classic Motorcycle Restoration – Ideas

From A Classic Motorcycle Junkie” obtainable from

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